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Summer means more picnics and the most popular picnic food is the humble sandwich! The sandwich was supposedly invented by John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich, who asked his servant to bring him his meat tucked between two pieces of bread, so that he could continue playing cards without getting his hands greasy from the meat. Others who wanted this asked for “the same as Sandwich”! Today sandwiches come in many different forms but all using some type of bread and a filling. The nutritional value of sandwiches can differ widely. Two slices of white bread spread with chocolate spread certainly have a different nutritional value than a tuna sandwich on granary bread and filled with lettuce and t

Drink up!

It has been a particularly hot weekend, therefore it seems a good time to talk about the importance of staying hydrated and what the best thing to drink is. Water is essential for life. We need to drink water each day to replace the water that is lost through urination, sweat and breathing. Here are some important jobs that water does in the body: Many nutrients dissolve in water so they can be more easily absorbed from the gut. Many metabolic reactions need water to occur. Water is a component of blood and is therefore important for transporting hormones and nutrients round the body. Every single cell in the body is bathed in a water-based fluid. Water is needed for filtering the blood and